Before booking my stay in Vegas, I heard countless people say that a few days is enough for Sin City. Because of the overall stories from numerous individuals that less is more in this location, I played it safe and did just a short 3 day stopover on the way back to Sydney.
In our three days, I’d say we did a lot. We played the slots, Pat played Poker all night (every night), we went out to a couple of good dinners, met up with my old friend, ventured down to Fremont Street, rode the New York roller coaster (not good), saw Criss Angel perform, ate 3 buffet lunches, went shopping and rediscovered our inner children with video games.
It was a full itinerary to say the least, but guess what… Pat and I both thought that 3 days wasn’t enough!
Three days will definitely not be enough for visitors wishing to take a swing on famous Las Vegas golf courses.
I’m sure the less is more vibe for Vegas comes from the fact that many people hit the slots or tables and lose their money, repeatedly, for the first few days and need to leave in order to stop spending. Luckily, Pat and I are very strategic gamblers… I sit at the penny slots just to get free drinks, and Pat knows a thing or two about poker and the value of small gains. Overall, we didn’t lose very much money at all, and really, we felt like we missed out on so many cool shows and attractions by leaving so soon!
The Strip itself is fairly long, packed with hotels and casinos. It would have taken us a couple of days just to hit all the hotels and have a look around. Then, there’s the freaky rides on top of the Stratosphere, that of which I tried to tell myself I’d do (but that could change once you get up to the top!), and the Absinthe show, which looked pretty darn cool if I say so myself. We wanted to catch the medieval dinner show at the Excalibur, but it was a toss-up between that and Criss Angel when it was actually available. In retrospect, we should have gone to the medieval show 😉
There is so, so much to do in Vegas; even choosing the buffets to eat at was completely overwhelming. I really wish we could have stayed longer, but I guess that will just have to wait until next time around.
And you, dear readers: Is 3 days not enough or too much for Las Vegas, Sin City?
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